Tri - Runner's Roost

A blog from a "Middle of the Pack Marathoner" starting his journey from Newbie to Ironman. The ride is awesome!

I Don’t Wanna Stop

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I started running in January of 2004 to get in shape. I had gained too much weight and felt terrible. I was able to run my first 5K 3 months later. 2 years later and 50 lbs lighter, I have continued to push for greater goals and have run 5 marathons and I am training for an Iron distance triathlon now. Everyday I wake up with a positive attitude towards life, training and my future.
Marathons Completed
Arizona RockNRoll 2007
Salt Lake City Marathon 2006
Steamboat Marathon 2005
Boulder Backroads 2005
Las Vegas Marathon 2005
Why do I Tri?
Should be why do I want to Tri? I want to see just how far I can push myself. With everyday I am in the best shape of my life. And I'm never going back!!!!
Elite Family Fitness-Canon City
BB's Tanning and Massage
Scheduled Races
Littlefoot Triathlon
Bolder Boulder 10K
Highland Ranch Sprint
Boulder Long Triathlon
Redman Iron Distance
Treading Water
August 01, 2006

Well the deal went through and I am back to swimming in a bigger pool. This mornings swim was great. I almost had the whole pool to myself and it was pretty quiet. It felt good not to have to do a turn every 40 ft. ( nowit's every 50 ft )

I started out with 2x100 slow warm up. I have been trying to work on my form and getting long in the water. Amazing but I feel that I am going so much fast when I stretch out. I have also been working on bilateral breathing as well. I followed with several 100's and 300's. I still don't flip turn worth a shit but I have not been able to flip turn in a lake anyway. I will work on the flip turns after my form gets better.

I added in some sculling, back stroke, breast stroke and drills with my fins. I still need to get a kickboard to use. Otherwise I felt pretty good in the water. Now I need volume. Lot's of swimming and repetition to get my form perfected. I am planning on 3-4 days a week of swimming until the Steamboat Triathlon. CIAO!
posted by Mondo @ 4:24 PM  
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HPIM0667 Name: John Maynard
Home: Canon City, Colorado, United States
About Me: In 2008 I completed a full Ironman. Since that time I have continued to keep myself in a decent shape with running and hiking. As the years have rolled on so has my midsection. With my 50th birthday behind me I have embarked on another journey in life. This journey will take me into my next decade in the best shape of my entire life. It's time to kick life into overdrive.
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